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Senators vs. Maple Leafs game in Ottawa postponed due to Parliament shootings

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Shootings in downtown Ottawa have postponed Wednesday evening's game between the Senators and Maple Leafs.

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The NHL has postponed Wednesday night's game between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs after gunfire broke out inside Parliament and at the National War Memorial.

As events unfolded, the Maple Leafs were on lockdown at the Westin Hotel in downtown Ottawa, which overlooks Parliament Hill. Team broadcaster Joe Bowen tweeted a photo of the scene from his hotel room, and some Leafs players reportedly heard some of the gunshots. Toronto's morning skate was canceled.

A make-up date for the game has not been announced. The game was scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at the Canadian Tire Centre, approximately 18 miles away from Parliament Hill.

Aside from weather-related postponements, the NHL has moved the date of two games in recent memory: one when Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during a game last season, and a game in Boston that was scheduled the evening of the marathon bombings in 2013.